A decent laptop doesn’t have to set you back thousands of dollars. You can pick up a solid workhorse machine, that offers decent specs and performance for under $500. Catch has a bunch of laptops that will help you stay productive while you’re out and about without breaking the bank.
All of these systems are running Windows 10 Home, other than the HP 250 G6 which separates itself from the pack with Windows 10 Pro. At under $500, you can choose between screens from 10-inches to in excess of 15 inches but you won’t see Intel’s Core processors or AMD’S Ryzen powerplants. Storage capacity is limited to either smaller SSDs or higher capacity, but slower, hard drives.
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Lenovo 15.6-Inch V110-15IAP Celeron N3350 Notebook – $449.71: With a 500GB SATA hard drive and 4GB of memory, this will get you by for basic tasks like ohrkld processing, web browsing and email. Although there’s no SSD, the driver is large enough to let you carry plenty of data – many low cost laptops with an SSD offer 128GB or less capacity – it also boasts 802.11ac/a/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet WLAN and Bluetooth 4.1. It also has a full complement of ports with USB 2, USB 3, HDMI, headphones and a line-in port.
Lenovo Yogabook Flip Mini Laptop 10.1-inch – $407.04: Although the 64GB SSD is a little skinny, this laptop is super portable and makes a great second system when you’re out and about. If has a touchscreen so you can use it as a tablet when the keyboard is folded all the way back. At under 700g, this is a great option if you’re after a portable computer to complement your main office machine.
ASUS E406MA-BV212T Education Laptop 14-inch – $374.51: 64GB of SSD storage and 4GB of memory makes this another good candidate if you’re after a second computer to complement your main office machine. However, the larger display, 802.11ac, audio jack, pair of Type-A USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and micro SD card slot make it a decent option if you’re on a tight budget. At the price, you can spring for a Samsung EVO Plus 256GB Micro SD Card for about $64 and stay well under the $500 price tag.
Dell Inspiron I3180 Education Laptop 11.6-inch – $308.37: At this price, it’s not surprising to see the storage limited to just 64GB. That’s backed up an AMD A6-9220e processor, 1366 x 768 display and 8GB of DDR4 SDRAM – which is pretty good at this end of the market. It also has one USB 2.0 Type A and one USB 3.0 Type A port as well well as HDMI, 802.11 B/G/N support and 10/100 Ethernet. Throw in a memory stick or external hard drive and you have a decent mobile workhorse at a bargain price.
HP 250 G6 Celeron N3060 – $452.17: HP’s candidate here offers up a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of memory – a great spec three or so years ago but quite pedestrian by today’s standards. But at this price, you’re getting a reputable brand, a 15.6-inch display and Windows 10 Pro. That’s not too bad in our book.